Malachi 1:1-6 NIV

1 An oracle:1 The word2 of the LORD to Israel through Malachi.a

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    • a 1:1 - "Malachi" means "my messenger."

      Jacob Loved, Esau Hated

      2 "I have loved3 you," says the LORD. "But you ask,4 'How have you loved us?' "Was not Esau Jacob's brother?" the LORD says. "Yet I have loved Jacob,5

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      3 but Esau I have hated,6 and I have turned his mountains into a wasteland7 and left his inheritance to the desert jackals.8"

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      4 Edom9 may say, "Though we have been crushed, we will rebuild10 the ruins." But this is what the LORD Almighty says: "They may build, but I will demolish.11 They will be called the Wicked Land, a people always under the wrath of the LORD.12

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      5 You will see it with your own eyes and say, 'Great13 is the LORD--even beyond the borders of Israel!'14

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      Blemished Sacrifices

      6 "A son honors his father,15 and a servant his master.16 If I am a father, where is the honor due me? If I am a master, where is the respect17 due me?" says the LORD Almighty.18 "It is you, O priests, who show contempt for my name. "But you ask,19 'How have we shown contempt for your name?'

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